The CTS outscores some of the best of the imported luxury sports sedans. Drivers will like the responsive steering, agile handling, eager acceleration, and excellent brakes. All passengers should appreciate the steady, composed ride and plush interior. However, the cockpit was too snug for some, and the rear seat is a bit tight.
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Most powerful car I've ever owned. Power on tap!"

Michael F., MD (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Great engine performance at all speeds. With headlights following turns on winding roads enhances safety & handling. especially on dark country roads."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Excelling acceleration & handling."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"drives as expected"

Gene A., WA (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"The way it handles curves steering is tight comfortable ride very quiet"

Mickey D., SC (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"It's way more fun to drive than a Cadillac ever was! Still gets great fuel economy and has great comfort."

William L., OH (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Excellent performance"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Does everything I bought it for."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Great acceleration and handling"

David T., ON (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"wonderful handling car. acceleration at all speeds is powerful and handles curves tightly"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Great handling. A joy to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"I ordered the CTS Sport Wagon with the FE2 suspension which is a handling option with bigger brakes, wheels , tires and modified suspension for handling. Except for slower steering it handles as well as my Camaro."

Robert C., ME (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Very responsive engine (300+ horsepower), use of regular (not premium) grade fuel, and AWD in inclement conditions."

Anonymous, DE (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Acceleration and steering. Love it!"

Anonymous, ME (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"great acceleration and handling and braking"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Great handling"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Cadillac CTS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Smooth ride like floating on a cloud. Quiet ride."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Bucket seats don' seem to wrap around well allowimg too much body movement. Stiff suspension, but heat & AC in seat works very well."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"I love the looks and interior design and am really impressed by the gas mileage this car is getting. It is equipped with the 3 liter V-6 and on trips I recently averaged over 27 MPG. The downside though is that it is a very heavy vehicle and with this engine it is somewhat sluggish when accelerating."

Jerry K., FL (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Ride is Stiff and bouncy on bumpy roads."

Steve P., CA (2011 Cadillac CTS)


Anonymous, NJ (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Excellent seats that warm and cool."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"great ride seats & noise level."

Graham S., CA (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"rear seats ridw like a buckboatd. Hard to get out of psgr seat"

John W., CA (2011 Cadillac CTS)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Love this car. Handles beautifully. Navigation system easy to use. Audio system is just fabulous! Never breaks!!!!!!"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"It takes a lot of negotiating A person needs a Plan B to be able to walk away to get a reasonable deal"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Cadillac CTS)

"Excellent value vs. similar models"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Cadillac CTS)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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